Vigo County Correctional Officer Arrested for Child Molesting

Vigo County - Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation after receiving information from the Vigo County Department of Child Services that a child, under the age of 14, had been molested.

The investigation revealed that Kenneth M. Smithee, age 51, of Terre Haute, IN, allegedly molested a female juvenile under the age of 14.



After reviewing the investigation, the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant on November 29, 2021. Smithee was arrested this morning without incident.

Investigating Officer: Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Detective Don Curtis of the Putnamville Post.



Assisting Agency: Vigo County Department of Child Services and Susie’s Place.

Arrested and Charges: Kennedy M. Smithee, 51, Terre Haute, IN

  • Child Molesting where defendant is at least 21 years of age, Class 1 Felony (2 counts)

  • Child Molesting Fondling or Touching with child under 14, Class 4 Felony

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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